My 4th LJ Anniversary

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Blog entry by Napaman posted 04-05-2011 04:18 AM 3040 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…I just posted a project for the first time in a long time and realized last week I hit 4 years at LJ’s…

I dont think I can add too much too my 3rd year anniversary except to say that I am still proud to be a member of this site…I still check in often although until the past week the last few months have been pretty sporadic….

This biggest change since last year—-I think I continue to learn a lot in the shop and from people here…and I think the biggest thing I am noticing is being less affraid to try new things and techniques…and just basically have fun…

Like I said the last few months I have stayed out of my shop…and not really on the site much, but that is the first long segment in 4 years since joining and meeting so many good people…

The biggest achievement still seems to be the fact that 4 years ago I was asking for help on deciding to buy a Shopsmith and then last year I started building a 20 foot sail boat…crazy…with out this place neither would have happened…

Okay…hope to be on more…and get back to the boat building…but the little barn I just posted tonight got me itching for the shop again…

Hope all is well…thanks for all the good comments and sense of community…so many good people have kept me here for so long!


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 04:25 AM

Happy Anniversary Matt.
I think I can speak for many when I say this site is better from having you in it.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 04:28 AM

Happy 4th LJ Day, Matt!!

It has been a real pleasure exchanging thoughts and ideas with you!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 04:37 AM

Congrats, Matt. LumberJocks is a fun ride.

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 05:20 AM

Congrats Matt on the latest milestone!!! Knowing that the kids have a caring dad who is willing to make things for them is the greatest reward. I am sure they are going to love sailing in the boat that you made.
Please keep us posted with updated details John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 05:25 AM

Congrats on 4 years! Looking forward to your next boat update!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 05:28 AM

Happy Anniversary Matt! Another wonderful milestone here on LJ’s…...
Good to hear you are getting back into your shop….... Can’t wait to see pics of that wonderful “sloop” that you are making.
Maybe a pic of Captain Matt at the wheel, sailing the high sea !!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 06:19 AM

Matt Congratulations. I’m coming up on 5 years.

Times sure have changed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 11:15 AM

happy anniversary!

quite a journey you have been on – making your way to building a sailboat. Very impressive.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 01:35 PM

Happy Anniversary Matt.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 04-05-2011 02:37 PM

Happy Anniversary.
It has been a pleasure getting to know you.
Many more, let’s keep it up.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 03:35 PM

Congratulations! Four years, wow, time flys.

Keep us posted on the sailboat. That’s an ambitious project.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#12 posted 04-05-2011 05:53 PM

Happy anniversary, Matt. Say, what’s a Shopsmith, anyway? (have you got all the accessories yet?) -Tom

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#13 posted 04-05-2011 08:44 PM

Congrat´s Napa
cheers to many more
looking forward to see the next fewn updates on the boatbuilding :-)

take care

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#14 posted 04-05-2011 09:54 PM

Congrats Matt. It sure is a great site and people like you have made it that way. I just past my 4th a while ago, time does fly. Glad you’re still with us it’s been a real pleasure. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 04-06-2011 03:23 AM

thanks everyone….many more years to come…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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